Wildlife Habitat Tour

Montville | Sat, Jul 29 | All Ages

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Time: Sat, Jul 29, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Montville

Description:

 The home of John Twomey and Leigh Norcott, Howard Road, Montville. 

As a youngster John Twomey spent countless hours observing and interacting with wildlife around his rather isolated childhood home.  In the process he acquired a deep love of nature, a love that has persisted throughout his life.  This love led him to acquire a farm in Montville and to work steadily, since 1978, on creating, improving and maintaining wildlife habitat throughout the property.

The workshop planned for July 29 will include the observation and discussion of various wildlife habitat initiatives. Attention will be focused on the creation/improvement, the maintenance, and the wildlife beneficiaries of such efforts, principally in fields and brushy areas.  If time permits, the discussion will extend to the management of apple trees, oak trees and ponds for the benefit of wildlife.

John spent 37 years as a professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  He and his partner Leigh Norcott, a former elementary school teacher, retired in 2009 and have lived on the farm in Montville full time since then.  They are both avid naturalists and thoroughly enjoy living quietly, deliberately, and in harmony with the wildlife on Hogback Mountain.  John’s book, Retiring To, Not From: From Massachusetts Professor To Maine Farmer, was published in 2016 and includes detailed information on growing and preserving food as well as on the creation and protection of wildlife habitat.

Limit: 20 participants. Register here!

 

To read more about John, click on: http://johnhtwomey.com/

A wonderful interview with him at http://sisyphuslitmag.org/2017/06/a-mindful-friend/

Two recent articles about him: South Coast Today and Bangor Daily News